Definition of private practice in English:

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private practice


[mass noun]
1The work of a professional practitioner such as a doctor or lawyer who is self-employed.
Example sentences
  • Some lawyers who have left private practice point to the billable hour as a central motivation for their departure.
  • Of course the choice for any lawyer isn't just a straight one between private practice and legal aid.
  • In addition, professionals in private practice often report feeling isolated from colleagues.
1.1British Medical practice that is not part of the National Health Service.
Example sentences
  • An investigation by the Audit Commission has supported several concerns expressed by a consultant surgeon about private practice at a hospital in south Wales.
  • Increasingly, young medical graduates shun hospital and turn to private practice instead.
  • He left the government medical service in 1972 to found a much respected private practice.

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